The mighty gate, which was completed around 1470 after ten years, served as a replacement for the formerly located in Burggarten and 1356 probably destroyed by an earthquake castle.
It is the access from the city to the castle garden. The associated gate tower is the tallest structure of its kind in the Rothenburg city fortification and received in 1555 a today still intact single-leaf wooden gate with slipping Pförtchen.
Especially attractive is the still built before 1600, decorated with coat of arms outer gate with the pointed giebligen guard and customs house.
May 28, 2017
The castle gate forms today the entrance into the castle garden - a small park, in which it beautifully greens and flowers depending on the season. The benches along the walkways invite you to pause for a moment and feel the atmosphere. Many visitors also enjoy the fascinating view of the unique city skyline and the Tauber Valley.
The defensive gate was to protect the city so that invaders did not invade from the west. Anyone who wanted to leave Rothenburg at night during this time needed the express permission of the council. The so-called "bottleneck" was then opened, through this narrow passage you left the city. The alternative, opening the entire heavy gate, would have been far too dangerous for optimal defense. Through the mouth opening hot pitch could be poured on the attacker in case of danger.
October 16, 2017
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